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Connecticut D2 Poll: Fairfield hangs onto top spot

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Connecticut Division 2 Poll

RankTeamPrevious RankingWLT
1Fairfield11470
2Conard21350
3Suffield/Granby/WL31440
4Branford41450
5North Haven6963
6North Branford51251
7Cheshire77102
8New Milford81252
9Newington/Berlin/Manchester101460
10Fermi/Enfield/East Granby/StaffordNR1370

Things went roughly to form at the top of the HNIB News Connecticut Division II Top 10: Solid wins against Division II teams, solid results against Division I teams.

That started at the top, where No. 1 Fairfield, the sixth seed in the six-team FCIAC tournament, led New Canaan with five minutes left before falling in double overtime. No. 2 Conard lost narrowly to Northwest Catholic. And No. 3 Suffield/Granby/Windsor Locks beat East Catholic, its third win against a Division I team this year.

While No. 4 Branford dropped two Division I games this week before snapping its four-game losing streak with a win over East Haven, No. 5 North Haven played a scoreless tie with West Haven, then nipped No. 6 North Branford for the second time this year.

The typical Division II parity has shown itself in recent weeks, with Guilford coming back from a slow start with a solid finish that has included a tie against No. 7 Cheshire and a win against Milford. Another late charge has come from No. 10 Fermi/Enfield/East Granby/Stafford, which has won eight out of nine to close the regular season.

Michael Fornabaio

Michael Fornabaio

Michael writes for Hockey Night in Boston, covers the Bridgeport Sound Tigers for the Connecticut Post, and once covered the Beast of New Haven. He grew up at the New Haven Coliseum. Story, blog links @BSTSoundinOff blog.ctnews.com/fornabaio.
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